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Aug 12, 2013 6:00pm EDT
to all of you. we begin tonight with a big question about the safety of america's streets and what police say they need to keep law and order. the tactic is called stop and frisk. today, a judge dealt a major blow, saying it could open the door to racism. tonight police are fighting back. abc's pierre thomas takes us into the heart of the battle. >> reporter: encounters like this that have fueled the furry. minorities claiming they are routinely targeted by the nypd stop and frisk program in blatant racial profile. this man said it happened to him. >> i remember them banging my head into this. >> reporter: he told abc's bill we're it's happening too often. >> how many times have you been stopped and frisked. >> seven times. >> you're hold old. >> 17. >> reporter: today a federal judge ruled that they've been engaging in racist by searching those they deem suspicious. 84% of those stopped by police were black and latino males. the men who brought the suit against the city spoke of justice. >> new york city police department now has to be part of the solution because the judge has agreed wi
Aug 7, 2013 6:00pm EDT
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Aug 8, 2013 6:00pm EDT
with a lot of groups are popping what i would call peripheral jihad against america. thing, doing their own but they have also attacked on the desire to hurt us. embassies, some experts are worried it may portray america as week, saying there was a lot of chest thumping on jihadist websites. the state department says they were not taking any chances. fight against terror got a financial boost today from the kingdom of saudi arabia. king abdullah donated $100 million to the united nations center on counterterrorism. the secretary of state john kerry applauded the move, calling it an important step towards giving other countries the means to combat terrorism. >> two soldiers wounded in the deadly 2009 shooting spree at fort hood testified about the day they watched their comrades die. the emotional testimony came as the draw against admitting shooter major nadal hassan resumed. yesterday, his attorneys argued that the major, representing himself, was trying to give himself the death penalty. toudge denied their request take over or leave the case, saying that hassan has the right to
Aug 11, 2013 6:00pm EDT
america. gas prices are falling. the national average for a gallon dropped to $3.56, down about a nickel from last week. and there may be more relief by autumn. prices falling to $3.40. gas prices are going down. how do you feel about that? >> that's a good thing. it's great. tired of paying high prices. >> i think it would be amazing. if it goes down, it would be great. yeah, a great thing for me. i think i'll come into the city more off with my car. >> reporter: the reason for the dip? aaa says crude oil prices are lower, providing downyard pressure on prices. and the agency says, if there are no major hurricanes the rest of this season to threaten refinery production, prices are expected to stay the same about fall even more. and the good news just keeps on pouring in. after three years of rising prices, the gas average for 2014 is expected to be $3.37, that's the lowest national average since 2010. david? >> welcome news. thank you. >>> and it was last night here we reported on that group gathering in iowa, calling their gathering madam president. little question who was on their min
Aug 9, 2013 6:00pm EDT
more transparent and work with congress to make appropriate reforms. >> america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. we are focused on above all on finding information necessary to protect our people and in many cases protect allies. after speech comes days the president decided to postpone a scheduled meeting with russian president vladimir putin following his countries granting nsa leaker edward snowden temporary asylum. mr. obama said a paul's was needed. as for snowden? >> i don't think he was a patriot. if he in fact leaves what he did is right, then like every american citizen, he can appear before the court with a lawyer and make his case. a the president announced four-point plan for addressing concerns about the nsa surveillance program, including an outside panel to look at the situation and report act by the end of the year. he said it is not enough for him to have confidence in the system. the mayor can people must have it, too. guys question ma? >> the nsa leaks have led to surveillance changes in germany. say they willers automatically encrypt customers e-
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